SEPTA is rebuilding Ardmore Station to improve accessibility, safety, and the customer experience.
The new station will feature full ADA accessibility – ramps and elevators, high-level and low-level platforms, a new station building, new canopies and customer waiting shelters, customer amenities, stormwater management, and site and circulation improvements.
SEPTA and its third-party contractors are nearing the completion of Phase A of this project and are getting ready to begin Phase B.
Phase A work was mainly concentrated west of Anderson Avenue. New catenary foundations and inbound and outbound low-level platforms were constructed.
Phase B will focus on the construction of a new station building, pedestrian tunnel improvements, and new elevator towers and high-level platforms.
It is anticipated that Phase B construction will begin on January 10, 2022.
This phase is projected to take approximately 18 months. Presently, it is estimated that construction for this project will be complete in Fall 2023.
During Phase B construction, the station building will be closed and the passenger boarding pattern will change as the station building is demolished and rebuilt. The pedestrian tunnel will also be inaccessible.
Passengers will board and exit the train using the new low-level platforms west of Anderson Avenue utilizing the Ardmore West Parking Lot side for trains inbound toward Philadelphia and the Suburban Square Parking Lot side for trains outbound toward Paoli-Thorndale.
SEPTA sales will be available for purchase from a SEPTA ticket agent at Ardmore Station during the beginning of Phase B.
Amtrak tickets are currently available for purchase via the Amtrak Quik-Trak Ticketing Kiosk and will be available throughout Phase B. The Quik-Trak Kiosk will be relocated near the new passenger boarding areas. For more information on the Amtrak Quik-Trak Ticketing Kiosk, please visit www.amtrak.com/quik-trak-ticketing-kiosk.
Please note that there may be a brief period when these fare/ticketing kiosks are not available as they are being relocated to the new passenger boarding areas.
The layout of the construction site and fencing will also change in Phase B. This change is needed to support safe equipment staging as well as the work that needs to be done at the station building.
Please note that when Phase B starts, the Ardmore West Parking Lot will be fully accessible. Directional signage will be posted throughout the area to help guide passengers to the new train boarding areas. We ask that passengers and residents please observe all signage and warnings for safety purposes.
There is a temporary SEPTA parking lot at the intersection of Ardmore Avenue and Lancaster Avenue for SEPTA permit parking holders. Parking at this lot is free for permit holders through June 2022.
SEPTA apologizes for any inconvenience and disruption this may cause and greatly appreciates your patience and understanding throughout this project.